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UPMC Western MD Rep Discusses Vaccine Choices with WCBC

March 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

With a third coronavirus vaccine approved in the U.S., what is the difference between the vaccines and should you pick one over the other? According to medical experts,each of the three vaccines currently available in the U.S. offer some level of protection. Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines have been circulating across the U.S., both requiring two shots for full protection- while the newly approved Johnson and Johnson requires just a single shot. The subject of patient choice when it comes to COVID vaccinations was addressed on Wednesday’s “Dave Norman Show” on WCBC by Dr Matthew Simmons, vice-president Medical Affairs at UPMC Western Maryland. His answer was simple: all three are effective and you should take whichever one is most immediately available…